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Ahrar al-Sham commander survives Syrian government forces shelling in Northern Hama

Editing: Obaida Al Nabwani |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/10/29 19:26

Hama - SMART

On Monday, the Ahrar al-Sham Islamist Movement commander, Jaber Ali Basha, survived a Syrian government forces missile shelling on one of the headquarters of the Jaysh al-Izza of the Free Syrian Army in Northern Hama, Central Syria.

The commander of the Jaysh al-Izaa, Major Jamil al-Saleh, tweeted that the Syrian government artillery forces shelled the headquarter while the Ahrar al-Sham commander and a delegation visited the Jaysh al-Izza in the city of al-Lataminah.

Abdul Razzak al-Hussein, the media official for the Jaysh al-Izza, reported that the shelling damaged the vehicle of the Ahrar al-Sham commander, but the commander and the delegation were not injured.

Syrian government media announced that the Syrian government forces targeted a meeting for the commanders of the opposition factions on the perimeter of al-Lataminah, saying that the shelling killed and injured several commanders. Al-Hussein denied these news.

On Monday, the Syrian government escalated the shelling on the Northern Hama countryside despite the de-militarization agreement.

The Northern Hama countryside is included in the de-militarized zone agreement that Turkey and Russia reached earlier. On Oct. 10, 2018, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced that they finished withdrawing heavy weapons from the de-militarized zone in Northern Syria.